Our hybrid events platform is the best of both worlds.
Using a hybrid event platform ensures those who want to meet in-person can join you and those that can't are still able to interact remotely. It's the best of both worlds and can boost attendance.
A truly engaging experience
If engagement is key then take a look are our Hybrid Event solution, powered by our partner Glisser. The platform brings remote and in-person attendees together with interactive quizzes, polls, downloadable slide decks, social media feeds and more to deliver a truly engaging experience.
Any powerful platform requires robust infrastructure. That's why our venues are designed from the ground up to include sound-proofed walls and ceilings, superfast and secure connectivity with enough bandwidth to stream live broadcasts to thousands of attendees.
Our AV team is the A team
etc.venues has teamed up with the award-winning technology and software provider Glisser to provide planners with a range of benefits.
Here to guide and consult
Our best-in-class solutions are supported by our award-winning teams who are fully trained to help you pick the most suitable option.
Frequently asked questions
What is a hybrid event?
In principle, a hybrid event brings together both virtual and in-person attendees and presenters - via a live online streaming platform.
How is it different from a virtual event?
The main difference is that a hybrid event also includes in-person attendees (or an audience).
What are the benefits?
In short, a hybrid event is the best of both worlds - enabling people from remote locations to attend virtually and those who prefer to visit in-person to experience the event face-to-face; increasing your event's overall attendance. They are also easily scalable, cost-effective and can deliver greater levels of insight (through data collection).
What are the challenges of a hybrid event?
It's important to keep both online and in-person attendees equally engaged through relevant content. This is one of the reasons why etc.venues has partnered with Glisser - a state-of-the-art software platform which optimises the experience for all attendees.
Why has etc.venues partnered with Glisser?
By combining our tech-enhanced venues with Glisser's state-of-the-art platform, you can enjoy a truly seamless Hybrid Meeting experience (as demonstrated during our Hybrid Masterclass Event broadcast from London and New York!).
Do I have to use Glisser?
No, we can work with your preferred platform in the same way as we work with different AV suppliers. However, we have done a lot of events with our partners Glisser. We can ensure your event will be delivered seamlessly because our teams have worked together so often.
Can etc.venues manage everything?
Yes, we formed the partnership to remove the need for clients to find multiple suppliers. If you want to run a hybrid meeting or event, you will save plenty of time and effort as you only need to contact one provider: etc.venues
How do you organise networking at hybrid events?
Glisser's audience engagement tools and features are available for both in-room and virtual delegates. There are a number of features that can be used to 'close the gap' between the virtual and physical networking experience.
What are the networking limits?
There are no limits to the number of 'rooms' you can create, and these can contain web conferencing options.
What technology do virtual attendees require to join an event?
With Glisser's platform, all that's required is an internet connected device that has a web browser. There's never anything to download.
Can I manage the quantity (and quality) of questions during a live hybrid event?
You can moderate questions before they appear in the audience feed; they can be accepted, rejected or highlighted. When questions are answered we suggest you archive them so they are no longer on screen and stored for future review.
Can I use captions in my live stream?
Glisser integrates a product called Wordly which can take your presenter audio and caption it in real time, using AI. It can then translate those captions in many different languages. The captions appear in the Glisser sidebar, rather than over the video stream itself.
Can I have simultaneous translations at my hybrid event?
Yes, this is possible via the Wordly integration.
Can I run live polls at my hybrid event?
Yes, there are a few gamification options with the Glisser platform. We can run quizzes that feature delegates' scores on leader boards. There is als a lottery function that selects audience members at random to win prizes.
If I run a pay to watch event, how do I keep this secure?
We can whitelist an attendee ID which prevents anyone not on that whitelist participating. We can also integrate this with your registration platform, so each attendee gets a personalised link sent to them.
How do I manage ticket pricing?
The ticket price that an event organiser charges the attendees is individual to that client and will depend on the event's commercial model. We encourage you to be specific about your needs, so that we can quote accordingly.
What awards have Glisser won?
They are the Virtual & Hybrid Event Platform award winner for the 2021 Virtual Events Institute (VEI) Awards, and have been shortlisted for the V Awards 2021 (by micebook) in the category of Best Virtual Events Platform.